Passed by Ali Alghanim recently to pick up the Phantom Coupe Series II for a review. Let me start this review with letting you guys in on why it’s called Rolls Royce, it was founded in 1904 by a successful engineer by the name of Henry Royce and Charles Rolls being one of the ﬁrst owners of a car dealership.
The ﬁrst thing I noticed was the size of the car especially since its called a “Coupe” which for normal cars is a smaller 2 door vehicle of the 4 door version, this coupe seemed massive but when I saw the regular Phantom it surely is smaller. I had to think twice before entering a narrow parking building.
There are 1,340 fibre optics sewn into the headliner making star-filled sky, the atmosphere inside the car at night can’t be compared to any other vehicle because of this feature. Since Kuwait doesn’t have star filled nights; it was nice having the feeling it did. Umbrellas are included in the door frames, which we never ended up using unfortunately.
Rolls Royce is not a car that is sold to anybody, they only sell their selection of cars to royalty or high status people. Getting in was kind of hard for me, this was partially due to their perspective on building the car they say the cars height is at a level where royalty should not have to kneel or bend down to enter their vehicle making it an easy entry.
I was pretty impressed on how much technology was installed in the Coupe. It had an 8.8 inch screen that had a dashboard giving access to radio, CD, telephone, navigation, vehicle information and additional services. Also worth noting, the Coupe comes with AUX-in options and a USB port. When you park you see a top view 360 degree view of the car from above which makes it much more convenient to rotate in tight spaces.
Now lets talk about the engine, it has a massive 6.75-liter V12 engine produces up to 453-HP and 531 lb-ft of torque and weighs 5,798 pounds, even with all that weight it is said it can do 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds .
The Coupe comes with something called Phantom’s ISIS (Intelligent Safety and Information System). It basically takes readings from sensors and makes up to 4,000 calculations a second to establish its severity, deploying safety systems as necessary in the event of impact.
Overall it was definitely a unique experience, the Phantom Coupe Series II starts from KD 140,000. For more details visit the official website of Rolls Royce Kuwait [here].
About the Guest Writer:
This post was partially written by car enthusiast Ahmed Naqi. Ahmed has always been a fan of speed and the more horse power the merrier.